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The Most Courageous Civil Rights Leader in the South: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

10/06/2011

We, of the African-American community in the United States, have encountered another unfortunate great loss, where our work is still not finished. Due to the great loss of REV. FRED SHUTTLESWORTH, I feel compelled to share information about his undying work. African-American Baptist Pastor and the central leader of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, […]

TODAY IN AFRICAN- AMERICAN HISTORY: FANNIE LOU HAMER

10/06/2011

One of the most eloquent and blunt leaders of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, was born on this date (October 6th) in 1917 – FANNIE LOU HAMER! Born Fannie Lou Townsend in Montgomery County, Mississippi, she was the youngest of twenty (20) children in a family of sharecroppers.  She began chopping and picking cotton […]

POETRY FOR OUR PEOPLE

07/15/2011

“YOU ARE A STAR” – By Gwen O’Neal Each one of us have our own uniqueness. A completeness that makes us who we are. A Star that twinkles, giving off it’s own light. So, then, why do we fight, we try with all our might to out do the other sistah When we reach out […]

REMEMBERING THE FATHER OF BLACK POWER

06/29/2011

KWAME TURE aka STOKELY CARMICHAEL 1941 to 1998 Kwame Ture, also known to many as Stokely Carmichael was born on June 29th, 1941 (this date), in Port of Spain, Trinidad.  He moved to the United States in 1952, and attended high school in New York City.  He attended the well known HBCU – Howard University, graduating with a B.A. […]

IN MEMORY OF OUR MANY ANCESTORS!!

05/30/2011

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! Because it is Memorial Day – I thought I’d take a moment to pay tribute to some of our ancestors who fought the struggle for us.  Below you will find quotes made by some of our brothers and sisters (some still living) that have fought the fight for us today!! “He who […]

Our History in Cleveland, Ohio – Part I

04/24/2011

DID YOU KNOW? (This is a long, but informative post.) Our history in Cleveland, Ohio is practically as old as the city itself.  George Peake, a substantially wealthy man, inventor of the hand mill for grinding grain, native of Maryland, and former resident of Pennsylvania, was the first African-American to settle in Cleveland, Ohio, along […]

WISDOM: Quotes From Some of Our Brothers and Sisters

11/12/2010

The following are a series of quotes and a few poems on various topics, from some of our Brothers and Sisters (past and present), who at some time or another, have been involved in the struggle for equality, justice, and civil rights.  These quotes/poems reflect some of the most profound aspects of the African-American human […]

Celebrating ‘Our Story’ – More Heroes

11/10/2010

Throughout the years on November 10th: In 1780 on this date, the African Union Society of Newport, Rhode Island was established.  It was the first attested Black Mutual Aid Society. On this date in 1831, Nat Turner, an African-American slave, whom initiated the largest slave rebellion in the antebellum southern United States, in Southampton County, Virginia, […]

Celebrating Our Story – More Unsung Heroes

11/09/2010

Did you know throughout the years, on November 9th: Benjamin Banneker was born on this date in 1731, in Ellicott, Maryland.  He was a self-taught African-American Astronomer and Mathematician.  At the age of 22, Banneker created a working wooden clock, after studying a watch of a friend.  It took him two years to finish this clock, […]

Celebrating OUR STORY

11/07/2010

I am celebrating the some of the many incidents and/or contributions that have been made by Our People, or that our people have been involved in over the years, specifically for the week of November 1st through November 7th, as follows: November 1st: First African Free School opened in New York City, in 1787. The […]